Dr. Lynne Young

Dr. Lynne Young

Dr. Lynne Young received her nursing diploma from the Kingston General Hospital and her BSN, MSN, and PhD from the University of British Columbia School of Nursing. Dr. Young studied at the post-doctoral level at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Her clinical background was in critical and cardiovascular care and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for an Acute Pain program.

Dr. Young’s doctoral research explored family influence on risk for cardiovascular disease, which led her to study lone mothers’ risk for cardiovascular disease in her post-doctoral work, combining qualitative and large data base analysis.

During her academic career, Dr. Young was research lead or participant for numerous studies on various topics. From 2012 to 2018, she served as Local Site Principal Investigator with Dr. Debra Sheets for the University of Victoria Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.

Dr. Young served on numerous national and provincial committees related to cardiovascular care. The role of President, Board of Directors, for the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nursing placed her on a number of committees and working groups, including involvement with Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Health Canada, and the Canadian Nurses Association. Dr. Young worked interprofessionally to improve pain care (2004 to 2019), serving on Pain BC’s inaugural Board of Directors. As part of this pain care work, she was a contributor to the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Palliative Care initiative, one product of which was pain care competencies for nurses.

In 1997, Dr. Young joined the University of Victoria School of Nursing faculty, where she served in various leadership roles, including lead and co-lead for the Joanna Briggs Institute from 2012 to 2018. She taught in graduate and undergraduate programs, supervised about 95 graduate students, and contributed to curriculum and course development, including developing Story-Based Learning, introducing eportfolios, and co-authoring a book on student-centred learning. Dr. Young also served on a number of external committees at the university, including service as member and co-chair of the UVic Human Research Ethics Board, and as Faculty Associate of the Centre on Aging, more recently named the Institute for Aging and Lifelong Health.  

In 2002, with Dr. V. Hayes, Dr. Young received the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Award for Transforming health promotion practice: Concepts issues and applications. This led to a role as visiting scholar in Japan and the book’s subsequent translation into Japanese. Dr. Young received Awards for Excellence in Teaching from the CASN (2012) and the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (2013).